The COVID-19 crisis has continued to affect the global community, including ALMA users and staff. ALMA operations remain suspended, as announced on March 20. Under these difficult and unprecedented circumstances, the ALMA Director, with support from all Executives, has decided to suspend the submission of Cycle 8 proposals until further notice. The Cycle 8 proposal submission server will be closed as of 15:00UT on Friday, 17 April, 2020.
ALMA Executives appreciate the community has worked hard on new science ideas for Cycle 8, even under such difficult conditions. They also realize the work the community has done in generating an exciting Cycle 7 observing program. At this time, the first priority is the health and well-being of the global community. New timelines for Cycle 7 and Cycle 8 will be announced on the Science Portal in the coming weeks as the global situation evolves.
Allegro continues to actively provide support to our users. Don’t hesitate to e-mail us in case of questions or concerns.